Android 2.3.4 arriving for Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and Xperia Play next week in UK

You have to give some credit to Sony Ericsson. The smartphone manufacturer went from Android OS updates that were few and far between to a lineup that not only features the latest version of Android at launch, but which also is receiving updates at a much more reasonable rate. SE revealed today that their Xperia Arc and Xperia Play will soon rank among the short list of devices running Android 2.3.4, the fresh-out-of-the-oven update that brings along GTalk video calling among other things.

The update will also include a little feature Sony Ericsson has been cooking up called Facebook Inside. It creates a deep integration between the phone and the social network, allowing users to “like” currently playing music, share all sorts of content, and contact and calendar sync.

The update is slated to hit UK networks next week, carrier willing. We can only hope Sony Ericsson extends the privilege to the soon-to-be release US version of the Xperia Play.

[via Recombu]

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  • Temporary101

     Wow…never thought 2.3.4 would be rolled out so soon….by SONY
    GJ

    • fredman

      Mainly the software android part of the SE phone is done by Ericsson in Sweden and not Sony :)

  • Lord_Buckington

     Well done SE, they’re really showing they mean business with Android

  • syrenz

     If SE keeps up this behavior my next phone will almost certainly be SE. 

  • ilh

     Bit late for April fools isn’t it?

  • syrenz

     Oh and the arc doesn’t even have a front facing camera so this update doesn’t really add much does it? I guess the Sony custom stuff might be what its all about.

  • Guest

     Am also impressed to say the least as a rather irate X10 owner

  • Nyx

     According to PC World, the US version is shipping with Android 2.3.4 already. http://www.pcworld.com/article/228195/sony_ericsson_xperia_play_first_look.html

  • goldenblls

    They’ve really turned things around with these regular software upgrades and updates. It’ll be nice to finally video call on my XPlay.

  • DYNK

     what about the Xperia X10??? Similar hardware!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jahan.rashid Jahan Khan Ward-Rashid

     now just let me get my psp library of games on it! i want some god of war on my phone please!!

  • http://www.esphoneblog.com/ Jonne Eilimö

     Just a short BTW, it is Android 2.3.3 and not Android 2.3.4. So you won’t be getting the new GTalk for instance :(

  • http://profiles.google.com/stephenjosephbishop Stephen Bishop

    It’s Android 2.3.3 not 2.3.4, check your source they had it wrong.

  • miguel

    i dont understand why they didnt included the camera to HD??